PITT, William (d.1725), of Cricket Malherbie, Som.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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19 Apr. 1720 - 1722

Family and Education

1st s. of Samuel Pitt of Cricket, Som. m. Oct. 1717, Jane, da. of William Hockmore of Combinteignhead, Devon, wid. of one Palmer of Sharpham Park, Som., 1s. suc. fa. 1712.

Offices Held


Returned for Bridgwater as a Whig after a contest at the by-election following the death of George Dodington, Pitt did not stand in 1722, when his cousin Samuel Pitt, a London merchant, unsuccessfully contested the borough. He died about June 1725. His wife subsequently married George Speke of Dillington, whom Pitt had appointed one of his executors.1

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Shirley Matthews


  • 1. PCC 142 Romney; Som. Wills (ser. 2), p. 37; (ser. 3), p. 122.